A phone call from home woke us at 9:15am. We both could have slept for much longer, as we were still feeling the affects of yesterday's traveling. I did have my alarm set, for shortly after however.
Breakfast at Mama's, with members of NYPD got the day started. The police HQ is located close to our hotel along with city hall.
Our first destination today was Coney Island. The subway journey was 45mins & painless once we had our metro cards.
At Coney Island we walked along the boardwalk, beach & pier. It was not beach weather, being humid & overcast. There is no way you can go to Coney & not ride the Cyclone. This traditional roller coaster gets everything right. The first drop has you out your chairs, at which point they snap the photo. As you drop, swerve, & hurtle around you can here the rattling of the coaster on the rails. The photo we purchased shall make me laugh for the rest of my life. I having just remembered about the photo, managed to smile. The look on Alan's face is what makes the photo. He was truly terrified. This is fantastic for me as I have always been the one reluctant to go on coasters, whilst he has been on many around the world. In fact I do not think he has yet calmed down from the experience yet!
We returned to the hotel to plan the remainder of the day. Trying to fit as much as you can in has been the theme of the trip & NY is proving no different.
We got the subway to the east side of central park. Then strolled through the park to the American Museum of natural history. Where we took in a short film on one of the largest cinema screens I have seen.
After this we walked to Rockerfella plaza to meet Stefan & his girlfriend. On the way through we passes hundreds of runners on their way to a run in the park. With Stefan we grabbed a few drinks in an Irish bar, & had a good catch up.
Following this we went up to the top of the rock at rockerfella centre. Wandered round times square, before going up the Empire State Building in a whirlwind of sight seeing.
On the whole I think we managed to fit quite a lot in to the day.